12 Jul 2019

Dundee stages Marketing Team of the Year `heist’

The University of Dundee has been named Marketing Team of the Year at the Heist Awards 2019, the main awards ceremony for marketing in the United Kingdom higher education sector. The award was presented at a ceremony in Manchester last night. Dundee’s submission was partly based on the results of a global marketing campaign to raise awareness of the University and city as a destination, which has produced remarkable results. International undergraduate matriculations have increased by 62% from 2015/16, while postgraduate matriculations are up 95% from 2015/16. That has meant hundreds of new students ...

Dundee stages Marketing Team of the Year `heist’

11 Jul 2019

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Roland Wolf

Professor Roland Wolf, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a major international prize recognising his outstanding research impact for over forty years. Professor Wolf will receive the R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) at their meeting in Portland, Oregon, at the end of July. The prize has been awarded in recognition of Professor Wolf’s record of substantial and seminal scientific contributions to the field of drug metabolism and toxicology over a sustained period. Professor Wolf said, “I am deli...

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Roland Wolf

11 Jul 2019

MMV Project of the Year Award for Dundee researchers

Researchers from the Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee have been awarded the “Project of the Year 2018” from Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) for their discovery work on potential new drugs for malaria. The annual award goes to the scientific partners involved in that year’s most exciting project from the MMV portfolio. MMV is the world’s leading product development partnership (PDP) for discovering and developing new effective and affordable medicines to treat malaria. Malaria is a serious disease, particularly affecting sub-Saharan Africa, causing approximately 43...

MMV Project of the Year Award for Dundee researchers

9 Jul 2019

Protein discovery could pave way for parasite research

A team at the University of Dundee has identified a protein that makes random decisions to allow parasites to survive in their human hosts. Scientists at the University’s School of Life Sciences have been able to identify a complex that allows genes to switch on and off randomly, changing cell surface characteristics and allowing escape from the defences of the host’s immune system. This behaviour is present in genes within parasites known as trypanosomes, and also in the parasite that causes malaria, which claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year. In a paper published in Nature Communi...

Protein discovery could pave way for parasite research

9 Jul 2019

Inhaling antibiotics improves chest infection symptoms

New research has identified that some patients with lung diseases could benefit from inhaling antibiotics directly into the lungs. The method, that uses a nebulizer to introduce antibiotics directly into the lungs, avoids many of the side effects of oral or injection medications. Scientists at the University of Dundee studied 440 patients with bronchiectasis, a chronic lung disease, who were randomly assigned to receive an antibiotic called aztreonam or a placebo for three months. By analysing the quantity of bacteria in the lungs, scientists were able to show that a group of lung disease patients who carr...

Inhaling antibiotics improves chest infection symptoms